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Improvement of condition of cardiovascular and psychological systems during retreat

During the last retreat we decided to demonstrate to the participants how the condition of psychological health can be significantly improved during only a few

Aura radius progression

Aura radius progression

hours. The only quick measurement of this could be the radius of the aura, since it depends on the emotional, cardio, mental and psychological health. The participants were measured upon arrival, after special Yoga session that was designed based on the blockages in the meridians averaged to the number of the participants. The third point of measuring was completed after consumption of the raw food prepared mostly from the local plants, nuts and sprouts and after the walk in the forest.

As it is easily seen on the chart there is the significant difference between the radius when we started and when we measured the third time.

Also need to mention that one of the layers in the auric field is electromagnetic radiation which is captured by Kirlian photography. The major organ that produces electromagnetic field in the human body is heart therefore auric field detects the condition of cardiovascular system as well along with psychological health, spiritual development and amount of energy.

Daily-Meridians-Circuit-04-Large-812x1024*Most of the blockages were in the Heart, Lung, Spleen and Gallbladder meridians.

The Yoga poses used: All of the variations of Bhudjangasana, variations Pashimottanasana, crossed legged Pashimottanasana and Uttanasana, Vasistasana with side openers, etc.


Last 2014 Retreat/Workshop with Jane and Garry Tibbo

There is no need to describe what happens when Jane and Garry run the workshop together. Even when they both tired their aura easily span close to 100 meters! And the ones who know what this means will understand what it is to just simply be beside this kind of people. Their knowledge about Nature, Spirit, Soul, Body and everything else is simple and based on their own experience.

If you would like to participate in this last workshop/retreat in this year contact Jane at 416-277-5432 or send email to

Date: November 22

Time: 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

Cost: $135 (Receive $20 off if register before November 9th)


Detoxing Raw Food Recipes from Fall Retreats

Zucchini NoodlesRaw spaghetti with beet root sauce

  • 2 zucchini medium size
  • 1/2 sundried tomatoes
  • 1 medium size tomato
  • 1/2 cup hemp seeds
  • 1 beet root
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1 bunch of basil
  • sea salt, black pepper to taste
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 3 leaves of garlic mustard (optional)

Soak sundried tomatoes in water for 2-3 hours depending on the dryness. Preserve the water from soaking. Place all of the ingredients except zucchini into blender and blend until smooth mixture. Shred zucchini either with spiralizer or any type of shredder that can make spaghetti like thin pieces. When ready to server, place desirable amount of zucchini spaghetti into the plate and top with sauce.

Raw Detoxing Dips2 Raw Detoxing Dips (or spreads)

Hemp Dip

  • 1/2 cup Hemp Seeds
  • 1/2 tomato
  • sea salt, black pepper, garlic to taste

Beet root dip

  • 1/2 sundried tomatoes
  • 1 medium size tomato
  • 1/2 cup hemp seeds
  • 1 beet root
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1 bunch of basil
  • sea salt, black pepper to taste
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 3 leaves of garlic mustard (optional)

Just blend all of the ingredients.

IMG_2345[1]Raw Cutlets

  • 1/2 cup of walnuts (soak for 3-4 hours, preserve water)
  • 1 large portabello mushroom
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 bunch of dill
  • 1 tea spoon of olive oil and 3 drops of balsamic vinegar
  • sea salt, black pepper, few drops of lemon juice to taste

Mix all of the above ingredients in the food processor, but not too fine. Form cutlets, keep refrigerated until ready to serve

Raw Detox Foods from our past Retreats

Recipes from the retreat at Hidden Forest Studio

Chocolate truffles

½ cup walnuts   IMG_2812

½ cup pitted dates

½ cup unsweetened coconut flakes

Soak walnuts and dates for a night, then throw them into a food processor and pulse a little bit. Make sure that you still have some small pieces of nuts inside of the mass. Mix in coconut flakes and form truffles. Put into freezer to harden and then move to a fridge.

Italian Green Beans

Handful of green beans

1-2 cloves of garlic

2 table spoons of olive oilIMG_2816

Salt, black pepper to taste

Depending on beans condition either steam or boil them. Drain and put them in a large bowl. Squeeze the garlic on a top, put salt and black pepper above the garlic, pour olive oil on a top. Mix while hot. Could be served either hot or cold.


Bunch of spinach

2 medium sweet beet roots

½ cup of walnuts

Balsamic or raspberry balsamic vinegar

Olive oil

Boil or bake beet roots. Peel the skin. Wash spinach and evenly distribute on a large flat plate. Put beets in large slices on a top, add walnuts halves on a top. Sprinkle with balsamic vinegar and olive oil. If you like add salt and pepper by your taste.

Baby Lima Beans Salad

½ cup of baby lima beans

2 stalks of celery

1 medium carrot

1 tomato (optional) IMG_2818

Dijon mustard

Salt/pepper to taste

Olive oil

Boil baby lima beans for 20 minutes. Add thinly sliced celery and carrots. Mix Dijon mustard, salt and pepper and olive oil and mix up everything.

Raw Cutlets

1 zucchini

1 portobello mushroom

½ bunch of dill

½ cup of walnuts

1 clove of garlic (optional)

Salt/pepper to taste

1 teaspoon of soya sauce

Process everything except zucchini in a food processor. Slice zucchini very thinly with carrot peeler and wrap your cutlets into zucchini stripes individually


Purple Cabbage

¼ of purple cabbage

1 tart apple

Half of lemon or lime

Olive oil

Pinch of salt

Shred cabbage, sprinkle with salt and lemon juice, letit stand for ½ hour. Cut apple, sprinkle with more lemon juice. Add olive oil.

It was very easy to choose detoxing foods for this retreat.  We always look at the Nature, at what it brings to us at the particular season. Now it is season of root veggies and cabbage. The best detoxifying root vegetable is beet root, because beets are extremely high in plant ‘flavonoids’ and beta-carotene. In fact,  eating beets (and carrots) can help stimulate and improve overall liver function.

Sweet Carrot SaladFor the sweet carrot salad take

  • 3 carrots
  • 1 big apple
  • juice from 1/4 of lemon
  • olive oil

Peel the skin off the apple, grate carrots and apples, whisk lemon juice, olive oil and the salad is ready.

Korean Carrot Sala Korean  Carrot Saladd

  • 4 carrots
  • 1 golden beetroot
  • 1 onion
  • 1/2  lemon
  • pinch of Korean spices
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 2 tbl spoons of sunflower oil
  • pinch of brown sugar

Shred carrots, beet root and onion, put onions on top, then salt, sugar and spices. Whisk lemon juice and oil. Mix everything.

Since cabbage has cleansing properties due to their high content of glucosinolates, sulfur-containing compounds that are converted into active forms isothiocyanates and indoles which  may prevent cancer by promoting the elimination of potential carcinogens from the body. It is also high in vitamin K and C. And what about apples? Let’s just mention that they help to eliminate heavy metals from the body without mentioning anything else.

Here are two salads

Classic cabbage salad

  • Cabbage Salad1/4 cabbage
  • 1 medium sized carrot
  • 1 beet root
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 2 tbl spoons of sunflower oil
  • 1/4 of lemon

Shred cabbage very thinly. put some sea salt on top, whisk lemon juice and start pressing cabbage with your hands. When it gives juice add shredded carrots and beet root. Add oil and mix up everything.

Purple salad

  • Purple cabbage Salad1/2 purple cabbage
  • 1 big sour apple
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1/4 lemon
  • 1 tbl spoon olive oil

Shred cabbage, whisk lemon juice, add salt and start pressing cabbage until it gives juice. Add shredded apple and oil and mix.

Fixing Facial Issues or Simply Disolving Your Wrinkles

Yes, the faces could be fixed and here how we are going to do it during 2 hours of intensive Face Fixing Workshop:

  • Opening meditation to discover the areas of work in the face. You could be very surprised to find out something that your mind was hiding from you.
  • Releasing nervous clamps with the vedic methods of self sacral cranial manual techniques
  • Face Restore with Yoga etc.

    Facial nerves

    Finding scull holes, opening them up and moving the scull bones to the original places in order to restore the blood flow, to release nervous unbalances and release pressure in the head

  • Working the base of the neck – releasing tension, creating space between vertebraes, lengthening the neck, opening shoulders and chest
  • Yoga for the face and other types of facial movements
  • Including emotional component for releasing facial tension – Forgiveness Meditation (Make sure to prepare a major wish to use released energy)

Offered at two locations: November the 8, 11 am- 1 pm at Functions Studios, call 905-953-9392 to reserve your spot, spaces are limited.

November 9th, 4-6 pm at Hidden Forest Studio, call or text Jane at 416-277-5432 or email

Cost: $30

How to build kitchen DIY – part 1

If you want to save thousands by building kitchen yourself you can do exactly the same as we did when we decided that we want beautiful little kitchen by the first Fall retreat. And by doing this you already follow Rule#1 – time constraint.

Rule#2: before you begin to look for anything you have to measure, and measure, and measure.

Actually, enough rules! Let’s begin. Go online and shop around for the granite anywhere you like. I would suggest to check kijiji, craigslist and local habitat Re-Store building shops, but to tell you the truth, kijiji rules! For exaple we got 3 pieces of gorgeous 3rd grad granite with all of the nosings for $100.

I spent a few days looking on kijiji and craigslist, but when I went to ReStore Habitat for Humanity at Newmarket I saw brand new unfinished kitchen doors.

IMG_2226[1]Well, it took quite a while to select pieces by their height,width and profile, but finally I chose 25 doors and paid $100 for all this treasure.

I knew that I will be able to stain them into any color I like, but I want to play around and achieve slightly distressed look.

At the next day we went to Home Depot and bought 3 pieces of melamine (3x$35) asked the staff to cut it as per our measurements.

IMG_2229[1]Now these pieces can fit into any size of the car.

Usually the first three cuts Home Depot does for free and then charges just $1 for any additional cuts. IMG_2231[2]

We finished firs day of the weekend by building 3 cabinets and staining 9 doors


One Day with Garry Tibbo and Jane Kabarguina

One Day with Garry Tibbo and Jane Kabarguina

Guess what happens when Jane and Garry come to together? Guess how you feel when you spend just one day with these two individuals?

This is nothing to compare with because it is experimental program that Jane and Garry invented during Self-Healing Festival in Toronto.

Hidden Forest Maple TreeQuick glance at the program:

10:00 -10:30 am Check point #1 Before you enter into the program your energy level, the size of your aura, the health of your meridians will be measured and compared to the results that you will get after you spend the day with Garry and Jane.

10:30 – 11:30 am Check point #2 Depending on your results (including results of Jane and Garry) Jane will craft Yoga class right on the spot and we will perform this program together measuring all your variables that were low.

11:30 – 12:30 pm Check point #3 Connecting to the Earth during walk through the forest, learning how to choose your Tree.

12:30 -1:00 pm Tea break with Garry Tibbo

1:00 – 4:00 pm Check point #4 Walking in the forest, picking wild plants, cooking together and enjoying what we make together. Measuring our variables.

4:00 – 5:30 Q&A

How to Register: contact Jane either by phone 416-277-5432 or by email and pay the deposit. Space is limited

Price: $140 ($25 discount if register before October 11)





Fall Retreat at Hidden Forest in King City

This Fall Retreat Detox with Yoga, Raw Cooking & Tibetan Honey  fall-foliagewill focus on Detox in order to prepare for the winter and boost the immune system.

  • Date and Time: October 18
  • Place: 300 Spruce Hill Rd., King city
  • Cost: $135 ($20 off if registered before October 1st)
  • Contact: 416-277-5432
  • Itinerary:
  • 10:30-11:00 am Arrival
  • 11:00-12:15 pm Yoga Detox
  • 12:15-1:45 pm Cooking Raw together
  • 1:45-3:00 pm Enjoying what we cooked
  • 3:00-3:30 pm Walking meditation (if you like to truly immerse we suggest that you walk barefoot with us)
  • 3:45-5:00 pm Honey Detox treatment (please, make sure you wear loose pants to work on your knee)
  • 5:00-5:30 pm Tea Break
  • 5:30-6:30 pm Detoxing mind Meditation – Clearing your past that affects your life
  • 6:30-7:30 pm Fire Ceremony – Burning your guilt
  • How to Register: email Jane Kabarguina at or call 416-277-5432

If you decide to work on your face

What type of activities do you have to look at when you decide to make your face beautiful?

Let’s list all of the steps that we usually go through during our Mini Retreats/Workshops :

HairwhorlMeasuring Hair whorl, how far is it from normal state and how to correct it

Opening meditation to discover the areas of work in the face

Releasing nervous clamps to free up blood flow to the facial muscles

FaceFace Yoga and special exercises for the facial muscles to improve circulation and prepare the face for the work with the honey

Yoga session designed specifically for the postural alignment, head, neck, upper back release, as well as working on the major train of fascia and feet

Relearning how to walk properly

Lunch at Hidden Forest Studio from Nourish Restaurant and Cafe

Lunch at Hidden Forest Studio brought by Nourish Restaurant and Cafe

Raw lunch outside (weather permitting)

Identifying your areas of work, the levels of severity of wrinkles or other face abnormalities

Learning raw honey techniques with the face, letting honey to get absorbed and release toxins, get rid of dead cells and regenerate,

Forgiveness Meditation designed to let go the negative emotions that are printed on the face

If your work requires a lot of standing

Plantar Fascia

Drawing of Plantar Fascia: yellow – ligaments, purple – plantar fascia

If your work requires a lot of standing or walking a foot here, two there, turning around, then this variation of Vajrasana (or Virasana, or Hero pose) is for you. This is for people who have issues with their feet such as swelling, pain in feet after work, pain in heels, etc. This can also be applied to runners, especially the ones who strike the ground with their heels.  Most likely the back of the legs are very tight and it affects the major train of fascia that runs at the back of the body.

If this is not looked after then it could lead to Plantar Fasciitis, if it is not there already. Let’s take a look at why and how modified Vajrasana can help in this case. Let’s get into the pose, but with a different approach. Let’s curl our toes under and sit on our heels.

stretching plantar fascia

Modified Vajrasana

If it is absolutely impossible to lower your buttocks to your heels then place a rolled towel between your calves and thighs to create some space so you can relax into the pose (even though I have never heard anybody who could possibly be relaxed in this pose).

Please, don’t sit in this pose longer than 4-5 minutes. When you finish gently (and this is important, because joints become truly fragile when you stretch them close to 5 minutes!) rock forward into tabletop position and tap your toes off the floor like crazy.

After this you can get into Adho Mukho Svanasana and/or Prasarita Padatonasana (and sankrit spelling really varies from book-to-book).

Adho Mukha Svasana and Prasarita Padotannasana

Adho Mukha Svasana and Prasarita Padatonnasana





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